Due to their collaborative and highly-regulated nature, construction sites frequently breed conflict. Some disputes can be prevented by a well-written contract or defused by a skilled negotiator. However, some disputes only get worse and require litigation. A Colorado Springs construction litigation attorney from Cotney Construction Law can help you in any stage of construction conflict.
Working With a Colorado Springs Construction Litigation Lawyer
Most construction professionals will be involved in some level of dispute at least once in their careers. If the dispute escalates to the level of litigation, representation matters. The lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are well-versed in resolving disputes at all stages of a project.
A skilled Colorado Springs construction litigation lawyer from Cotney Construction Law can walk you through the litigation process. Litigation starts with your attorney beginning the initial investigation to gather evidence. Next, your attorney will draft documents to explain your party’s position and move on to discovery to gather relevant evidence and/or conduct witness interviews. After continued preparation, the trial can begin or the parties can move toward settling the case out of court. If the case doesn’t have the outcome you desired, your attorney can appeal the verdict, which may mean going back to court.
Our experienced lawyers can help you with cases involving the following issues and more:
- Bond law
- Contract disputes
- Design deficiencies
- Labor and immigration
- OSHA defense
- Payment and performance bonds
- Site conditions
- Trademark law
Alternatives to Litigation
Under certain circumstances, you may have the ability to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve a conflict. The two most popular forms are arbitration and mediation. There are pros and cons to both, which we list below.
Mediation is best suited to resolve disputes when the parties involved want to maintain a business relationship. The benefits of mediation are that it’s cost effective, less formal than litigation, and the parties involved have more control over the outcome. This method can backfire, however, when the parties can’t cooperate or come to an agreement.
Arbitration can help the conflicting parties resolve their dispute by using a third party to decide on an outcome. It can be binding or non-binding, and can lead some non-binding disagreements to the courtroom if the parties reject the arbitrator’s decision.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.